Vatican City, Feb 15, 2017 / 04:59 am
As children we are taught that bragging is bad, especially when we do it to people who have less than us, however, for Pope Francis, there is one thing we should never hesitate to flaunt to whoever we meet: our hope in Christ.
Speaking of bragging, the Pope said Feb. 15 that contrary to the typical effect boasting has, "the hope that we have been given (in Christ) does not separate us from others," and nor does it lead us "to discredit or marginalize them."
"Instead, it is an extraordinary gift for which we are called to become 'channels,' with humility and simplicity, for all."
Continuing his catechesis on the theme of hope, Pope Francis spoke to pilgrims during the general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall, reflecting on St. Paul's Letter to the Romans in which the saint speaks of boasting "in hope of the glory of God."